Fr. Frank Freitas
This is the first in a series of four columns by Fr. Frank Freitas about prayer and praying.
The geese are flying. The leaves are changing. The nights are cooler. The days are growing shorter. Fall is here.
Summer is under way and it’s time for road trips. Whether it is a short trip from a small town to a big city for the weekend, a coast-to-coast marathon to see Canada in an over-packed car or a backpacking Euro-rail adventure, a road trip is often an adventure — and maybe even a first step in finding our own unique life path.
The Wizard of Oz is a true classic movie. One of my favourite scenes is when Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion arrive to see the Wizard.
Recently I was at a checkout counter as a couple in the next line were having a bit of a disagreement. I tried not to pay attention but soon I was drawn in.
“Sir, excuse me,” the lady turned and asked. “Can you solve a mystery for us?”
Oh goodness, I thought, they know I’m a priest and want me to solve some theological mystery, like the Trinity or why Pope Francis took the name he did or who came first, the Easter Bunny or Santa?
“Sure,” I replied, sighing...